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Wine Studies: Wine and Vines Major (AS) Agriculture & Natural Resources Total Units: 22.0

Term Effective: Fall 2009

The requirements for this program of study are effective beginning the semester shown above. If you began working on this program before the effective semester, you may not be affected by the changes. Consult with the program contact person or the department chair to determine your eligibility to complete the program under previous requirements.

Associate Degree Requirements:

The major is one of several requirements students need to fulfill in order to be awarded the Associate Degree, the highest level of academic achievement recognized by Santa Rosa Junior College. Please note that all of the following requirements must be met in order for the degree to be conferred:

For all students admitted for the Fall 2009 term or any term thereafter, a grade of "C" or better, or "P" if the course is taken on a pass/no pass basis, is required for each course applied toward the major.

Previous Versions:

Wine Studies: Wine and Vines - effective Fall 2005


The Wine Studies major, with four concentrations, Wine Evaluation and Service, Wine Business and Marketing, Wine and Vines, and Enology, is designed to prepare students for a variety of positions in the wine industry.

The Wine and Vines concentration is a hybrid program combining the wine and viticulture instructional training necessary for a variety of entry-level positions, including grower relations manager, viticulture wine quality specialist, wine educator and tour guide. Positions are available in wineries and other venues where a knowledge of wines, wine marketing, and viticulture practices are required.

For students interested in the Wine Studies: Wine and Vines Certificate of Achievement Program, please see SRJC's certificate Web site.

Please see the Agriculture and Natural Resources Department website for more information.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this major, the student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of skills such as liaison between winemaker and vineyard manager in a winery, and analysis of viticulture and winemaking information; and
  2. demonstrate ability to provide information and answer questions about wine and winery practices for the public, wine buyers and other industry professionals.

Recommended Sequence of Courses

Students interested in a suggested order for taking classes in this program, please view the recommended course sequence.

It is important that students who are completing an Associate Degree and desire to transfer to a four-year institution meet with a counselor to plan their lower division coursework. While many majors at SRJC are intended to align with lower division major preparation required by California public universities, specific lower-division major requirements vary among individual campuses. See a counselor, visit the Transfer Center, and check Guides For Transfer in Specific Majors, and ASSIST to review transfer preparation guides for specific schools and majors.

Program Requirements:

The requirements for the Wine Studies: Wine and Vines program are:

  • Complete 22.0 units from
    • Wine Studies Core Requirements
    • Wine and Vines Emphasis Requirements

Wine Studies Core Requirements - complete 13.0 units
WINE 70 Wine Component Tasting1.5
WINE 110 Professional Wine Judging1.5
Complete any combination totaling at least 3.0 units from the following:
AGBUS 2 Agricultural Computer Applications3.0
AGBUS 7 Agricultural Economics3.0
Complete a combination totaling at least 4.0 units from the following:
WINE 42.1 and WINE 42.2
Complete any combination totaling at least 3.0 units from the following:
WINE 1 World Viticulture and Wine Styles3.0
VIT 1 World Viticulture and Wine Styles3.0
Wine and Vines Emphasis Requirements - complete 9.0 units
Complete any combination totaling at least 9.0 units from the following:
VIT 51 Viticulture: Fall Practices3.0
VIT 52 Viticulture: Spring Practices3.0
VIT 60 Vineyard Management3.0

Course Prerequisites and Advisories:

Courses in a program of study may have prerequisites or advisories; that is, courses that must or should be completed before taking that course. Please check for prerequisites or advisories by clicking on the course numbers in the Program Requirements section.

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